A Mississippi truck driver who didn’t vote in Tuesday’s primary because he was out of town has won the Democratic nomination for Governor.
Driver Robert Gray, 46, managed to score over 146,000 votes in spite of the fact that he hasn’t spent any money, didn’t campaign much, and didn’t vote because he was in Jacksonville and “had to do a lot of stuff and just lost track of time.”
Gray, who is also a retired firefighter, isn’t sure why he had such a strong showing.
Gray beat out Vicki Slater, a trial lawyer backed by most of the Democratic establishment and Dr. Valerie Adream Smartt Short, an OB-GYN. Slater told reporters, “I did everything I could to win this.”
Gray’s campaign supports funding education in Mississippi. He will go on to face the incumbent Republican Governor Phil Bryan in November’s election.